President Trump on Tuesday cornered Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden about his son, Hunter, getting rich off foreign deals while his father was in the White House.
Mr. Trump asked Mr. Biden why his son pocketed more than $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s mayor.
“What did he do to deserve it?” demanded Mr. Trump at his first debate with Mr. Biden in the 2020 presidential race.
Mr. Biden responded that it was “totally discredited,” referring to the longtime allegations of conflicts of interest and sweetheart deals for his son in countries where Mr. Biden spearheaded Obama administration policy.
Mr. Trump kept pressing him: “What did he do for it?”
Mr. Biden repeatedly said, “It’s not true.”
The former vice president said that wasn’t what the American people wanted to hear about.
“It doesn’t want this. It wants to talk about you, the American people, that’s what we should